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post #11 of 27
I just stopped using MS Money two months ago...against my will, the online connectivity was finally desupported rendered the software useless compared to the competition. Switching to Quicken has been...difficult. It has its benefits, I admit; but even after two months of acclimation I find that I was much more productive (I worked faster) in Money.

And while fun, this article focuses too much on recent products. You want to pick on "the next big thing" that was a complete fail? Let me introduce you to Microsoft Bob.
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post #12 of 27
Bob was so effing fun. i remember "playing" it back in grade school. i srsly thought it was a game. and + rep for reminding me of the name
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They have had some doozys.
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post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by Deadpool01 View Post
encarta was awesome back in the day. i didn't see Ms Bob in the list. prolly not many knew about that.
Microsoft Bob was awesome when I was a kid.

I still have the install discs around here somewhere.
post #15 of 27
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You could add Sidewinder to that list.
I wouldn't say that. I used to own one (loved it until I upgraded) and by friend got one on sale for $25. Loves it too. I think some of us know the sidewinder very well and it still exists, it just gets overlooked sometimes.
    
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I actually know someone who uses their router XD. My sisters Godfather I believe. And what the hell is Windows Onecare?
    
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post #17 of 27
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Wow. The only thing on that list that used to be good was Encarta. Wiki failed it though. All the other stuff was just... bleh. No wonder it didn't last.
Ah yes... encarta. I still use MSE.

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I actually know someone who uses their router XD. My sisters Godfather I believe. And what the hell is Windows Onecare?
MSE baby!
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post #18 of 27
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I wouldn't say that. I used to own one (loved it until I upgraded) and by friend got one on sale for $25. Loves it too. I think some of us know the sidewinder very well and it still exists, it just gets overlooked sometimes.
The sidewinder range of products was recently canceled.
    
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I love my Zune 30 though
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